Tag: Trump

Old Dog Thoughts- Australia’s dark room under a big sky.

Kafka in Australia: the trial of Witness K

Fighting Fake News with REAL 21/6/20; Bolton’s Book; Trump’s personal Justice System; Australia’s Secret Trial; Double degrees and almost double the debt;

Old Dog Thoughts- Dogs fighting over the body

Bolton says Trump not fit for office, lacks the 'competence' to be President

Fighting Fake News with REAL 19/6/20 Today we are fast becoming the 51rst State of America. Trump is Morrison’s and as a consequence our leader and it’s under duress.7 Ways 2020 Has Exposed America

Old Dog Thoughts-CH9’s Fairfax is on the LNP’s case but whose on Labor’s? The Quid is clear what’s the Quo? Make News Corp second fiddle?

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Who’s Really Looting America? with Robert Reich; Branch Stacking Morrison wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Branch stacking; Trump’s diplomacy has had a single minded focus since 2017 himself;

Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, But Israel Continues to Benefit, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Who is leading who by the nose? (ODT)

So, what is the average American citizen to do confronted by an avalanche of Congressional action benefitting Israel while the United States is going through its most trying time since the Great Depression? Israeli lobbying groups like AIPAC, Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) and Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) have large budgets, hundreds of staff and full and immediate access to Congressional offices. They even write the legislation that is then rubber stamped by the House and Senate, and although they are clearly agents of Israel, they are never required to register as such under Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

There is no defense treaty with Israel and the Jewish state is no ally, much less a “greatest ally.” It is, in fact, a major strategic liability, involving Americans in regional wars that need not be fought and demonstrating to all the world the risible reality of a military and economic superpower that is being led to perdition during a time of crisis by a ruthless and irresponsible client state.

via Washington Struggles to Manage the Crisis, But Israel Continues to Benefit, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

UK lashes out at Washington for threatening ICC with sanctions, says justice must be done impartially & without fear — RT World News

UK lashes out at Washington for threatening ICC with sanctions, says justice must be done impartially & without fear

Trump pisses off his allies too(ODT)

via UK lashes out at Washington for threatening ICC with sanctions, says justice must be done impartially & without fear — RT World News

Old Dog Thoughts- An authority so corrupt can’t continue unchallenged

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 9/6/20; Trump leads the recession but lies through his back teeth; Challenging Authority is Positive; ” Kettling” Police use force to justify themselves;

‘No One Is Free When Others Are Oppressed’: Thousands in Spain and UK Rally at US Embassies in Solidarity With America’s Anti-Racist Uprising | Common Dreams News

Trump’s Doing

‘No One Is Free When Others Are Oppressed’: Thousands in Spain and UK Rally at US Embassies in Solidarity With America’s Anti-Racist Uprising | Common Dreams News

Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health crisis that it is unwilling to help address due to its withdrawal from the World Health Organization. Israel meanwhile is planning on illegally annexing significant parts of the Palestinian West Bank in July, with a green light from the Trump Administration, and no one in Europe or elsewhere is even interested in initiating serious sanctions that might lead to the postponing of that decision. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has even stated flatly that the remaining Palestinians who would be annexed will not become Israeli citizens – they will instead be “subjects” of the Jewish state with no guaranteed rights or privileges.

via Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

The greatest showman, or the greatest threat? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

When you push people beyond their capacity to understand their victimisation you can hardly expect them, during demonstrations, to behave rationally.

The greatest showman, or the greatest threat? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Fox News Goes Berserk Over Twitter Flagging Trump’s Violent Tweet | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Goes Berserk Over Twitter Flagging Trump's Violent Tweet

No matter what Donald Trump does, or says Fox News is right there to support him, get angry for him, apologize for him, reinterpret his meaning for him, and lie for him.

via Fox News Goes Berserk Over Twitter Flagging Trump’s Violent Tweet | Crooks and Liars

Old Dog Thoughts- Media Australia the pain before the dawn

A rolled up copy of the Morning Bulletin newspaper sits on a green grass lawn.

News Corp Australia ‘totally challenged’ by shrinking revenue, declining Foxtel

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 30/5/20; News Corp and Foxtel suffering terminal diseases; Trump has turned to total DENIAL of the rest of the world; You just have to laugh;

President Trump: Fox News is a propaganda outlet | Media Matters for America

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Trump is pitting the two halves of the network’s business model against each other. If its executives respond by making the network even more supportive, they are risking flight from advertisers and cable providers concerned with being too closely associated with the president. If they don’t, they are risking outlets like OAN, which has little interest in pretending to be a real news outlet, peeling off their viewers.

via President Trump: Fox News is a propaganda outlet | Media Matters for America

Seeking the Post-COVID Sunshine: Time to Turn Consensus from the W.H.O. Assembly into a Political Charade? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australia’s Defence Connect (20 May 2020) called for even greater loyalty to the US Global Alliance from Australia in this time of crisis over the spread of COVID-19:

“It is Australia’s indispensable relationship, the core of our national security and the key enabler, that has allowed Australia to freely engage and prosper within the post-Second World War order. However, in an era of mounting great power competition and disruption, the US-Australia relationship will become ever more important, explains retired Army officer Jason Thomas.”

Australia is being hurt commercially by its growing antagonism towards China, our best and most profitable trading partner. What is going on behind the scenes in the corridors of power in Canberra in the halls of the Defence and Foreign Affairs Departments to justify this wanton folly to protect US interests across the Indo-Pacific Basin?

Surely, the Trump Administration with the support of the Department of State and the Pentagon can fight their own battles with China. So, what is the real payoff for Australia in these difficult times? And if the war games in the South China Sea go astray, are Australians instantly at war with China through the chain of command in these joint patrols?

via Seeking the Post-COVID Sunshine: Time to Turn Consensus from the W.H.O. Assembly into a Political Charade? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- When Ego is a dirty word

Fighting Fake News with REAL 22/5/20. Sorry Skyhooks Ego is a Dirty Word; Covid not averted by Morrison but he’ll take the credit and won’t even give it to God;

Dump Trump Says Respected Medical Journal The Lancet – Stephen Lendman

The Lancet

Peer-reviewed journal

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The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is among the world’s oldest and best-known general medical journals, although it has been at the center of recent controversies. Wikipedia

Impact factor: 59.102 (2018)
History: 1823–present
ISSN: 0140-6736 (print); 1474-547X (web)

 

via Dump Trump Says Respected Medical Journal The Lancet – Stephen Lendman

Old Dog Thoughts- Irresponsible opinionators promote supply and demand death modeling

Government debt deepening rapidly – well before COVID-19

Fighting Fake News with REAL 18/5/20; Let’s not forget the Economic record the Pandemic isn’t an excuse; Climate Change is even a greater threat; Doing “really well” leading the world is Dr Death Trump

Calling on Americans to Vote Trump Out, The Lancet Eviscerates US President Over ‘Incoherent’ Covid-19 Response | Common Dreams News

Esteemed medical journal The Lancet on Friday took an unusual step towards calling on American voters to remove President Donald Trump from office in November, condemning the Trump administration’s “incoherent” response to the coronavirus pandemic and expressing shock at the CDC’s inability to cope with the public health crisis.

The journal’s frustration with Trump centered on the president’s downplaying of the pandemic and his refusal to coordinate a robust national effort of social distancing, lockdown orders, and a testing regime to stem the Covid-19 outbreak.

via Calling on Americans to Vote Trump Out, The Lancet Eviscerates US President Over ‘Incoherent’ Covid-19 Response | Common Dreams News

Trump is making America an obstacle in the global fight against Covid-19 | Michael H Fuchs | Opinion | The Guardian

Donald Trump has stood in the way of efforts to aid those who could be devastated by the pandemic.

President Donald Trump’s incompetent handling of the Covid-19 pandemic is not only exacerbating the death and destruction caused by the virus in the US. It is also crippling the global response to the crisis, and the costs could be even deadlier.

via Trump is making America an obstacle in the global fight against Covid-19 | Michael H Fuchs | Opinion | The Guardian

Under Trump, American Exceptionalism Means Poverty, Misery and Death | The Smirking Chimp

No other nation has endured as much death from Covid-19 nor nearly as a high a death rate as has the United States.

With 4.25% of the world population, America has the tragic distinction of accounting for about 30% of pandemic deaths so far.

And it is the only advanced nation where the death rate is still climbing. Three thousand deaths per day are anticipated by 1 June.

via Under Trump, American Exceptionalism Means Poverty, Misery and Death | The Smirking Chimp

Trump Claims the US Has “Prevailed” on Testing, Then Storms Out of the Rose Garden – Mother Jones

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HE’S YOUR PRESIDENT AMERICA (ODT)

“We have developed a testing capacity unmatched and unrivaled anywhere in the world,” he said. While the United States has in fact done the highest raw number of coronavirus tests of any country, its per capita testing rate is still behind several other countries’:

via Trump Claims the US Has “Prevailed” on Testing, Then Storms Out of the Rose Garden – Mother Jones

Old Dog Thoughts- Our History is so Hollywood, a Fantasy

Moscow promises Washington a ‘SERIOUS TALK’ about its V-Day message that omits Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazis

Fighting Fake News with REAL 11/5/20; Donald Trump x REM – Losing My Civilians; Crying back to work Murdoch Media is under financial threat and it’s Australia’s fault; Hollywood History is so typically Trump;

Venezuela Coup Fiasco Doesn’t Hide U.S. Regime Change Aim

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US Military is in Colombia. The US is sanctioning Venezuela. The US wants Exxon to control the oil as they do in Iraq and Syria. Why Green Solar and Wind energy is essential (ODT)

Venezuela Coup Fiasco Doesn’t Hide U.S. Regime Change Aim

President Donald Trump Culls the Herd | The Smirking Chimp

The horrific truth is that the uncoordinated, slipshod economic reopening spurred on by Trump and his minions is likely to double our per capita deaths before Election Day. At that point we will lead the world both in deaths per capita and in the total number of Covid-19 deaths. He finally will have made America number one again.

We have to face up to the chilling truth: To win reelection Trump is willfully allowing the virus to kill more and more of us, especially our most vulnerable—the old, the infirm, the poor, and the essential low-wage workers.

It’s on us if we let him get away with it.

via President Donald Trump Culls the Herd | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News starts to turn its attention away from the coronavirus pandemic | Media Matters for America

Fox News turning away from coronavirus

When the cart starts pulling the ss in another direction you know the ass was heading to the knackery. (ODT)

via Fox News starts to turn its attention away from the coronavirus pandemic | Media Matters for America

Old Dog Thoughts-Grasping at straws Trump and Pompeii have Morrison playing their cheerleader

Fighting Fake News with REAL 5/5/20; Australian Intelligence but not Morrison knocks back the US; Has China-phobia replaced Islamophobia? Swede hasn’t saved it’s Economy; Fake News

“You Can’t Bullshit a Virus.” What Trump Doesn’t Get About His 2020 Election Strategy – Mother Jones PODCAST

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Host Jamilah King asked Mother Jones DC Bureau Chief David Corn to analyze the ways in which Trump has, or hasn’t, taken responsibility for the United States’ pandemic, uncovering an all-too familiar pattern. “He is trying to blame foreign power for what it did wrong so that we don’t look at what he did wrong,” Corn says.

via “You Can’t Bullshit a Virus.” What Trump Doesn’t Get About His 2020 Election Strategy – Mother Jones

CNN host pours cold water on Trump’s re-election hopes with devastating new poll numbers – Raw Story

“Bad battleground state polling is why the president lashed out at as campaign manager. He won’t like this from an ABC/Ipsos poll: only 42 percent of Americans now approve of the president’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. 57 percent disapprove. That’s a 14-point spike in disapproval over the last six weeks.”

via CNN host pours cold water on Trump’s re-election hopes with devastating new poll numbers – Raw Story

Old Dog Thoughts- Rumsfeld Cheney and Bush The USA conspiracy to invade Iraq. Well nothing changes and AUS is helping. The games on!!

CIA & MI6 put together 'scientific' dossier ‘targeting China's Covid-19 cover-up’ - as West readies to demand Beijing COMPENSATION

Fighting Fake News with REAL 4/5/20; The real and only conspiracy “save Trump”; Trump’s signiture on cheques and graves; The WHO warned of the possible pandemic and was shrugged off; Trump is now blaming his Intel;

Trump threatened to pull US Security Umbrella from Saudi if it didn’t raise Oil Prices to Help US Frackers

So Trump insisted with OPEC+ (including Vladimir Putin’s Russia) that they do their effing job and put prices back up to forestall a collapse of the US petroleum industry.

When oil prices began falling in March, Trump was pleased, and said that cheaper gasoline would be good for the consumer. But once the oil state senators began phoning him angrily, Trump all of a sudden became very support of OPEC, and, indeed, insisted that they swing into action to support higher prices.

So Trump sided with US Big Oil against the consumers. What a surprise.

But it was all for naught. Even after the OPEC deal, oil prices are soft, and there isn’t an early prospect of oil prices rising much.

via Trump threatened to pull US Security Umbrella from Saudi if it didn’t raise Oil Prices to Help US Frackers

A very unstable genius – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

The Office of the American President was once viewed by its people as an office of prestige and importance. Trump has reduced it to one of ridicule and contempt.

via A very unstable genius – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Coronavirus: Trump reveals Homeland study claiming COVID-19 struggles to survive in sunlight, heat

US President Donald Trump encouraged Americans to go outside into the sun.

There’s China the doers and the along came the dumber than (ODT)

“Then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning?” Trump asked Bryan from Homeland Security.

He then asked Deborah Birx, the physician co-ordinating the White House’s coronavirus taskforce: “I would like you to speak to the medical doctors to see if there’s any way you can apply light and heat to cure. You know? If you could. And maybe you can, maybe you can’t.”

Birx said she had not seen any evidence that heat or UV rays could be used as a treatment for the virus.

Health experts immediately warned that sunlight was not a “miracle cure” for COVID-19 and that people should not try to treat it by tanning – especially given the risks of developing skin cancer.

On Friday, China announced it donated a further $US30 million ($47 million) to the World Health Organisation following Donald Trump’s decision to halt funding, amid concerns the UN agency is too “China-centric”.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the extra funds would help the WHO contain the virus and support developing countries in improving their public health systems.

“At this critical moment, support for WHO helps to strengthen multilateralism and the UN,” Shuang said.

via Coronavirus: Trump reveals Homeland study claiming COVID-19 struggles to survive in sunlight, heat

Trump and Fox News Are Suddenly Silent on Their “Miracle” Drug Hydroxychloroquine – Mother Jones

Murdoch Media the voice of Trump have shut up promoting Chloroquine

After aggressively promoting an anti-malaria drug as a “miracle” in the fight against COVID-19—a push that flew in the face of repeated warnings from experts—President Donald Trump and Fox News personalities suddenly appear to be cooling on hydroxychloroquine just as a new study reports the drug could lead to a higher death rate.

via Trump and Fox News Are Suddenly Silent on Their “Miracle” Drug Hydroxychloroquine – Mother Jones

Strange Attractors: Why is Trump’s Covid-19 Train Wreck so Mesmerizing to Corporate Media and the rest of Us?

Should — the gods and statistics forbid — Trump win reelection this November, we’ll have a real-life example of a system that is locally unstable, but globally horribly stable for the next four years. In his case, of course, we’re talking about how a “very stable genius” will be able to spin the chaos he creates into an ever more authoritarian regime.

via Strange Attractors: Why is Trump’s Covid-19 Train Wreck so Mesmerizing to Corporate Media and the rest of Us?